PhD positions at IMPRS Solar System School

The International Max Planck Research School for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen (“Solar System School“) offers a research-oriented doctoral programme in Solar system science.

The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) offers PhD projects in three main areas:

Solar System School students collaborate with leading scientists in these fields and graduates are awarded a doctoral degree from the University of Göttingen or the Technical University Braunschweig.

Application details

Applicants must submit the following documents through the online application portal between 1 September and 1 November 2022:

  • an application form to be filled online, including two short texts describing the applicant’s scientific interests and their motivation to apply for PhD projects in the Solar System School, along with the applicant’s choice of up to three PhD projects;
  • a curriculum vitae in pdf format;
  • degree certificates and full transcripts of all academic records: i.e. scanned copies of B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree certificates (or equivalent), and lists of all courses with credits and grades issued by the respective school or university, with English or German translations;
  • certificate to prove proficiency in the English language, for candidates whose most recent academic education has not been in English or German for at least two years (e.g. transcript of TOEFL / IELTS scores or equivalent);
  • contact details for two or three academic referees who have been contacted by the applicant and who have agreed to write a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant. The referees will subsequently be contacted by the School and will be asked to submit their letters through the online portal no later than 10 November 2022.

To apply and for more information, visit- mps.mpg.de/phd/applynow